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May 2, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(18):502-504. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390930026011

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Incontinence of Urine in Children—Pathological Specimens—New York State Medical Association Transactions— The Charity Organization Society—O'Donovan Rossa's Assailant—A Conference of Health Officers—The Victims of the Roller-Skating Match—Hospital Legacies—The Binghamton State Asylum.

At the last meeting of the New York County Medical Association, on April 20, Dr. J. Lewis Smith read an elaborate paper on incontinence of urine in children, which elicited quite a lively discussion. The principal speaker in the latter was Dr. Gouley, who, like Dr. Detmold, the venerable ex-president of the Society, took exception to the expression "incontinence"; claiming that the proper term for the condition was nocturnal enuresis, since in true incontinence there was a constant dribbling of urine both by day and night. In speaking of the etiology of the affection, Dr. Smith gave credit to Prof. Roberts Bartholow for suggesting a psychical cause that would no doubt explain a considerable proportion of the cases. This was,

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